SALARY PAYMENT IN Euro (EUR, €)
CONTRACT LANGUAGES Spanish / English
PAYROLL TAX 29.90%
PAYROLL CYCLE Monthly
TIME TO HIRE 12 hours
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Yes, it is standard practice in Spain for employers to provide not just 13 but 14 yearly payments.
Generally, an employee’s annual salary will be divided into 14 equal payments, so the ‘13th-month payment’ will equal one-fourteenth of the annual salary.
There are two mandatory bonus payments in addition to the normal 12 monthly payments. These must be paid in July and December.
In practice, no. Usually, the agreed employee salary will be divided into 14 equal payments. In Spain, the 13th and 14th month salary, in practice, is less like a bonus and more like an alternative form of salary distribution – 14 installments instead of the 12 commonly seen in other countries.
Yes, the extra payments are taxable as normal income.
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The 13th and 14th months of pay are required by law in Spain.
Yes, in Spain there are 14 months of pay. One is normally paid out in July and December.
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